Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
Area country clubs make 2007 Jewish community days successful
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Beautiful weather, great golfing, fine food and inspiring speakers proved to be a winning combination at four Philadelphia-area country clubs that participated in 2007 Jewish Community Day Events in mid-May and early June. Club members took to the links in support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Fund -- a proud tradition of Jewish philanthropy that dates...
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During their 56-year marriage, Sol and Gloria Moldoff shared a passion for one another, for their three children and for the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Moldoff describes his wife, who died last June, as a "nurturer who taught our children to perform charitable acts." To perpetuate his wife's commitment to tzedakah, Moldoff worked with the endowment staff of the Jewish...
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Jessica Endy, JF Feature
Though Ira Saligman has been involved in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for less than a decade, he has had a significant impact on the Jewish community, especially in Israel, through his philanthropy and his involvement in Federation boards. Saligman established his first connections with the Jewish state in grade school when his family traveled there. Through subsequent trips...
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If you could pick one adjective to describe your first year at Federation what would that be? "Challenging" is the word that comes to mind. It has been a year marked by changes -- some difficult and others exhilarating. I'm reminded of a quote from one of my favorite Dickens novels: "It was the best of times, and the worst...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
Forget those athletes who rake in the millions, or the actors who are revered by a celebrity-adoring culture. The true heroes of a community are those who can ignite a child's mind and touch his soul. They are also known as ... teachers. In 1998, a critical shortage of trained teachers existed in the region's supplemental Hebrew schools. So to...
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